The international conference for the salt industry

14–15 November 2017 Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Salt 2017 Middle East

Salt 2017 Middle EastFor all Salt Industry Professionals

 The first Salt Middle East conference, brought to you by renowned salt industry experts, Roskill, took place in Dubai November 2017.

Taking place at the five-star Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai hotel in the heart of Dubai’s commercial centre from November 14-15th, the Salt 2017 Middle East conference will bring together salt industry executives from around the world to share latest trends and expertise with a panel of international speakers and delegates. While the content will be global, it will also draw particularly on regional Middle East perspectives and provide an excellent forum for local companies to network with their global counter-parts.

Among the topics to be discussed will be:

  • Salt market trends—regionally and globally
  • Cutting-edge research in salt production techniques
  • Chloralkali
  • Soda ash
  • Shipping and other transport and storage logistics
  • De-icing supply and demand
  • Iodised salt

Why Attend?

The event will offer participants from the salt industry many opportunities for networking and business. If your business is salt, you should take advantage of this opportunity to network with our targeted audience.

Who should attend?

  • Salt producers and processors
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers
  • Plant managers
  • Chemical resources managers
  • Public works professionals

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. By sponsoring the event you will be able to raise your profile and visibility within the international salt industry. For more information contact us.

Whether as a speaker, delegate, table top exhibitor or sponsor, we are sure that you will find Salt 2017 Middle East to be a worthwhile and enjoyable event. We look forward to meeting you in Dubai!

Companies attending include:

  • K+S
  • AkzoNobel
  • Jiangsu Salt Industry Group
  • Shandong Laizhou Chenyuan Salt and Chemical Group
  • Weir Minerals
  • Tata Chemicals
  • Grasim Industries
  • Indian Salt Manufacturers Association
  • EU Salt Association
  • Merpa Minerals
  • Cristal
  • Gans Cargo
  • Hydroserv
  • Vulcan Minerals
  • Salt Partners
  • Kaps K-Utech
  • Saddam Minerals
  • Astramar Shipping
  • Hyrec
  • China Salt Association
  • GEA Process Engineering
  • SSP Pvt. Limited
  • Komatsu Mining Corp
  • Sojitz Corp
  • Yasheya
  • Friends Salt Works & Allied Industries
  • Salt Investments SA
  • Archean Group
  • Titan Salt
  • T bro Minerals Processors
  • Ciech Group
  • Ankur Chemfoods
  • Al Kout Industrial Projects
  • Selsius Ltd
  • Salinity
  • Salt Imports
  • Djibouti Port S.A
  • Union Chlorine
  • Oman Chlorine
  • Tunicel
  • Tema Process
  • Valperion
  • Ak-kim Kimya


Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai is the perfect location for a business conference in Dubai, offering exciting scenic views of the city landscape of Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

Just five miles from Dubai International Airport—DXB, the hotel has a splendid view of the city’s skyline, 351 guest rooms and seven restaurants, lounges and bars. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, gymnasium, male and female steam rooms and four treatment rooms.

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai for attendees who make their reservations early.

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Contact Details

Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Oud Metha Road, Al Jaddaf Area,
Dubai 122273,
United Arab Emirates

+971 4 317 7777
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Frequently Asked Questions

Delegate fee is US$1,295.

If you wish to register, please visit the registration tab.

The registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, the welcome reception, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days and a set of the conference proceedings including an electronic copy of the conference papers.

Yes, delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved at the Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai for attendees who make their reservations early.

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Payments for conference registration are accepted online, or by bank transfer or credit card. If necessary we can also accept cash payments on the day. Please note all delegates must have paid fully to gain admittance to the event.

Full refunds, less a cancellation administration charge of US$250, will be made on cancellations received two months prior to the event.

Thereafter we regret that no refunds can be made, though delegates may be substituted at any time. Please note, no refunds will be given at any time on table top packages or sponsorship packages.

Yes, delegates may be substituted at any time, at no extra charge.

Please inform us via our contact page or phone with the colleague’s name and job title.

If your company is planning to send three or more delegates, you are entitled to a group discount—please contact us.

Please note, to qualify for the group discount delegates must be booked at the same time, otherwise additional delegates may be charged at the full price.

Yes, the conference proceedings will be available for sale after the event.

To place your order please contact us. We will send a pro forma invoice before dispatching the conference proceedings and an electronic version of the conference papers.

Unfortunately, Roskill cannot take responsibility for weather, personal or travel/visa issues that might prevent your attendance at our conferences. We recommend that you ensure that your travel plans leave you enough time to cope with weather delays or industrial action and that your travel insurance policy will recompense you for any financial loss that you suffer as a result of being unable to travel for other reasons.

Remember that if you cannot attend an event then you can always send a colleague in your place at no extra charge. Please refer to the question ‘Can my colleague replace me if I cannot attend the conference?’

Roskill always does its utmost to avoid changes in advertised conference programmes. However, from time to time amendments have to be made as a result of changes to speakers’ circumstances or corporate changes. Remember that you can always check with our conference staff on the latest status of any conference programme.


Day 1: Markets and business trends

Session 1


Welcome from Conference Chair


Overview of the Global Salt Market

Kerry Satterthwaite, Division Manager, Industrial Minerals and Carbon & Chemicals, Roskill


The Indian Salt Industry – current market status and vision for growth

Mr Bharat Raval, President of The Indian Salt Manufacturers' Association and Vice President & Unit Head of Grasim Industries' Chemical Division, part of the Aditya Birla Group, India


Challenges and opportunities in the Turkish salt market

Nail Öztas, Managing Director, Merpa A.S., Turkey


Delegate Networking Break

Session 2


The European salt market – Challenges and opportunities for growth

Wouter Lox, Managing Director EU Salt


China’s salt industry – An Overview

Mr Mao Qing Guo, Chairman, China Salt Association


Solar Salt in the region - Profile of a Red Sea project

Essam Madbouly, Manager, Project Execution Solar Salts, Cristal Global, Saudi Arabia


Lunch and delegate networking break

Session 3


Overview of the Soda Ash Market

Dr Richard Diggle, Business Development Manager, Tata Chemicals


A North American perspective on valuing a new development stage salt mine

Patrick J. Laracy, President and Ceo, Vulcan Minerals, Canada


De-icing salt - market overview and production issues

Saddam Elsherif, CEO, Saddam Minerals


Delegate networking break

Session 4


The Logistical Challenge in the MENA countries

Oscar Molenaar, Business Development Manager, Gans Cargo, Netherlands


Dry bulk shipping outlook and impact on bulk salt trades

Amit Oza, Managing Director of Astramar Shipping& Trading Services Ltd, UAE


Closing summary of Day 1 from Conference Chair

Day 2: Processing and Technology

Session 5


Welcome from Conference Chair


New Membranes make Salt Production from Desalination Reject Even More Profitable

Vladimir Sedivy, President, Salt Partners, Switzerland


India - Use of Bittern from Sea Salt Production for Recovery of Valuable Salt Products

Stephan Kaps, Head of Engineering, K-Utech AG Salt Technologies, Germany


Delegate Networking Break

Session 6


New Membrane Concentrator to lower Chlor-Alkali and Soda Ash Upstream Costs

Basel Abusharkh, Chief Technology Officer,
Hyrec, Turkey


Vacuum salt crystallization: state of the art and trends

Franco Paroli, Product Manager Crystallization, GEA Process Engineering


Salt Processing Technologies

Mr Tapas Chatterjee, Managing Director, SSP PVT. LTD, India


Closing summary from Conference Chair


Lunch and delegate networking break


Close of Conference

Roskill reserves the right to alter the programme without notice



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